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Brain training, Buddhist Monks and the art of meditation

Brain training, Buddhist Monks and the art of meditation

Matthieu Ricard is a French biochemist turned Buddhist monk. He is the happiest man in the world and he is none too happy about that. He volunteered to take part in a study at the University of Wisconsin (and here). They studied the brainwaves of several hundred people who meditated regularly. Wired up to over ... Read More
 
Whatever  you do – never take my advice

Whatever you do – never take my advice

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself Cicero Wise old bird was Cicero.  Poet, philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator …. his talents were manifold.  Although he did come to a rather untimely end, executed by Mark Antony and then his hands and head displayed in the Roman Forum.  Were I ever to give advice, perhaps ... Read More
 
Don’t be better, be different

Don’t be better, be different

Codswallop. Good, better and best are all comparative – comparative to SOMEBODY ELSE.  You are good at singing (compared to who?)  You are better at running than your sister.  You are the best ukelele player in the country (in other words in comparison to every other ukelele player in the country). Why do you want ... Read More